I managed to take some time for myself the last couple of days and worked on this small 8 x 8 canvas. I wasn't sure where I was headed with this ~ like a lot of my art, it ended up being a tree. I added beads to this to give it a little zip and I put a light yellow/gold shimmer wash over it. Unfortunately, you can't see the shimmer even in the closeup. The painting actually looks rather dull in this photo ~ it is much brighter than this. No matter. It was relaxing and it got me back into the painting mode.